Chanelle Bessette is a personal finance writer at NerdWallet covering banking. She previously worked at Fortune, Forbes and the Reno Gazette-Journal. She is also a spokesperson for the banking team, and her expertise has appeared in The New York Times, Vox and Apartment Therapy.
- Education: B.A. in journalism from University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. in English from University of Nevada, Reno
- Previous experience: Fortune, Forbes, Reno Gazette-Journal
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Navy Federal Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Navy Federal Credit Union provides accounts and products for people who have served as a member of the military or have worked for the Department of Defense, and immediate family members of those eligible.